Macarons from an event dedicated entirely to European Pastries? Worth making up an elaborate backstory for.
It’s Visitas weekend, which means hordes of confused prefrosh will be flooding campus. Prefrosh have an excited sparkle in their eyes and can remind hardened Harvard students of the magic they once saw in this place, but if you’re already a grumpy “it’s almost finals” student, you’ll probably just see them as a traffic jam and an annoyance. However, no matter who you are, you can benefit from Visitas. All of those classic Visitas events that sound super fun and promise great free food are back, and while they’re technically for prefrosh, is there really anything stopping you from pretending to go back in time for a little while? If you want to get the most out of Visitas, or at least eat some tasty food, here are some standout events.
A New ChalLANger Approaches—SOCH Room 105
Saturday, 4/21 at 4:30 p.m.
A little niche, but if you’re looking for some way to be social but not actually have to talk much then look no further! Tons of video games and prefrosh Player 2s with which to prove that your Smash Bros. skills are much better than your Pset skills.
European Pastries and Drinks—Harvard Hall 102
Saturday 4/21 at 6:30 p.m.
This one’s got a little bit of preparation necessary but tons of reward. As an event geared towards meeting European students, you’ll probably want to create a backstory so you aren’t outed as the American you really are. Just whatever you do, don’t fake an accent; they’ll know and you’ll have to wave goodbye to all the cannolis and macarons.
Make Your Own Japanese Rice Ball—Annenberg Hall
Saturday 4/21 at 9:30 p.m.
Bid any concept of a normal brain break adieu and check out this event instead. If the title doesn’t convince you, nothing we could write will.
Pastries, Crepes, Political Consulting—Harvard Hall, 102
Sunday, 4/22 at 10:30 a.m.
Well, at least the first two words sound appetizing. Looking to ditch classic Sunday brunch for something a little more upscale? Looking to ditch the low-earning potential careers that your concentration leads to for one that might be a little more lucrative? This event has got you covered.
Boba and Board Games—PBHA
Sunday, 4/22 at 9 p.m.
Want bubble tea? The answer is probably yes, and you can probably get in and out of PBHA pretty quickly while pretending to be a pre-frosh. No particular participatory events are necessary, though if you really want to get into it and play some board games with prefrosh, go for it.
International Dessert Fest—Ticknor Lounge
Sunday, 4/22 at 9 p.m.
What’s better than sugar, sugar, and more sugar? International sugar! Justify your indulgence under the guise of cultural exploration, and join the feast.
As finals approach and we get more desperate to add joy to our lives, consider joining the crowds of hopeful future Harvard students and make the most of Visitas. Any and all of these events would make great study breaks, so Visitas here we come!